In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Portugal can be found.
Publication: Indirect Costs of Chronic Pain
This article on indirect costs of chronic pain in Portugal ("Custos indirectos da dor crónica em Portugal") was published in January 2012 in the "National Magazine of Public Health" as well as presented during the 3rd international SIP symposium in Copenhagen during SIP Workshop 6 by Margarida Augusto.
On 2 March 2012 there was a TV report on national television at "Edição da Manhã": Dor Cronica TV Report.
In June 2018 a group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives met to identify relevant topics for SIP and launched the national SIP platform in Portugal. Both groups are now working together on their common priorities “Pain and Work” and “Awareness on Pain”.
Maria do Rosário Alonso - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor (APED)
Maria Teresa Flor de Lima - Associação de Doentes de Dor Crónica dos Açores (ADDCA)
Ivone Machado - Associação Atlântica de Apoio a Doentes de Machado-Joseph (AAADMJ)
Isabel Pireza - Associação Portuguesa de Doentes com Enxaqueca e Cefaleias (MiGRA)
Margarida Piçarra Navalhinhas - Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla (SPEM)